The print spooler service is failing on the Vista machine
If the printer is sharing an HP LaserJet pick up the latest driver. If the
XP machine is sharing a driver that is not compatible with Vista, you will
need to get a Vista compatible driver and add the printer as a Local printer
on Vista creating a Local Port named \\XPmachine\printershare and use have
disk to install the driver.
Windows Printing Team
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"fubbick74" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I try to add a printer to my computer. The printer is connected via USB to
> another computer. I find the printer but when I try to add it, I get an
> message. Translated from swedish: The local service for the print buffer
> isn't running. Restart buffer or computer.
> This computer has vista and I have no clue what it means. Is a service
> needed in the other PC, that has the printer connected via USB? The other
> computer is XP SP2. Is that a problem?